Easy Cinnamon Apple Crumb Streusel Muffins
These delicious Cinnamon Apple Crumb Streusel Muffins have a moist cinnamon apple center with a sweet, crumb-y cinnamon streusel topping, and are ready in 30 minutes or less. They are a breakfast, snack, or dessert must-try this fall.
With school starting and the fall season upon us, these easy pancake mix cinnamon apple muffins are a delicious go-to breakfast in our home. With the convenience of pancake mix in the main muffin mix, these muffins come together quickly and can be in the oven in no time flat.
I always feel a little better about eating a muffin for breakfast when it has fresh fruit in it. Don’t you? 😉
These muffins come out of the oven so tender and sweet. You will either what to eat them all yourself or share with a neighbor… or both because you have more self-discipline then I do. Haha.
Here’s a little video to show you how simple they are to make. So worth the 30 minutes or less they take to make!!!
Here’s how I make these scrumptious cinnamon apple muffins. If you’d like to go straight to the full printable recipe, you can click HERE or any of the big purple buttons below.
I start by mixing up the crumb streusel topping. I add the ingredients in a bowl and blend them together until the butter is in small pea-size chunks. You don’t want to over mix this. Once blended I set it aside until the muffins are ready to be topped.
Next, I mix the cinnamon apples together. To my chopped apples I add cinnamon, sugar, and a bit of flour to help apples not make the muffins go mushy and to hold the apples in place while baking. You can lessen the amount of sugar you put with the apples is you use a sweet apple like galas. I also set this mixture aside until I’m ready to add it to the main muffin batter.
For the main batter, I add the pancake mix, eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla. I mix the ingredients until they are blended but still clumpy.
At that point, I fold in the cinnamon apples only until mixed.
I make these muffins in a regular muffin tin lined with paper muffin cups. I fill each cup about 2/3 of the way full. I like to use a D20 size scoop. It takes all the guesswork out of how much to put in each cup and makes your muffins or cupcakes come out even. This leaves a little room for the crumb streusel topping.
Once the cups are filled and topped with streusel they are ready for the oven. I bake them for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees F. or until a toothpick into the center comes out clean. As they bake, the apple chunks keep the muffins super moist. They have beautiful muffin tops (the kind we like to see 😉 ). The butter in the streusel melts and makes the topping stick. Oh, they are so yummy!
If you are a cinnamon apple fan you will love these sweet, moist cinnamon apple muffins! If you want to put them over the top and play on the sweeter side, you can crack these little babies open, spread some butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. You’ll be in cinnamon apple heaven!
What’s your favorite cinnamon apple recipe?
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OPD: 9.20.17 Updated: 3.13.18 with video